SAPTARI : A Tharu Ethnographic Museum is to be opened in the Jamuwa of Kanchanrup Municipality-6 of the Saptari district. The museum building has been constructed.
Chief Conservation Officer at the Koshi Tappu Wildlife Reserve, Ramdev Chaudhary inaugurated the museum building on Monday. The two-storeyed building has been constructed on one kattha land at a cost of 6,875,000 thousand rupees. Of this amount, Rs 5.5 million was provided by the Ministry of Forests and Environment while the rest was in the form of local voluntary labour contribution.
On the occasion, Chaudhary expressed his belief that operation of the museum would help preserve the culture and customs of the indigenous Tharu peoples and promote tourism in the area.
Homestay services have also been put in place and eight houses are providing this facility to the visitors. The place is close to the Koshi Tappu Wildlife Reserve, the Triyuga and the Saptakoshi rivers, the Chandranagar, the oldest modern irrigation canal system of the country developed during the time of the Rana Prime Minister Chandra Shumsher, the famous religious sites like Chatara and Baraha Kshetra, the community forest and the Chure region.